Although people are often specific about the gemstones which they like, the color of the stone is typically just as important. Blue gemstones vary naturally in colors and shades, but specific types of gemstones commonly adhere to specific attributes. Finding the color which both you and the gift recipient will love can be a hard task. If you walk into a store and ask for a simple sapphire, you may get any variety of blue hues and colors, and although sapphire is the most prevalent blue gemstone, there are many other blue gemstones with equally mesmerizing features.
We hope that the list below of blue gemstones will help you make your choice.
A Complete List of Blue Gemstones
- Agate – Agate holds a soft blue color.
- Amazonite – Amazonite holds a bright teal color.
- Apatite – Apatite holds a translucent teal blue color.
- Azurite – Azurote is turquoise in color with green veins throughout the gemstone.
- Azurite drusy – Azurite drusy holds a dark blue with natural crystal formations.
- Aquamarine – Aquamarine holds a very light translucent blue color.
- Cats eye aquamarine – Cat’s eye aquamarine holds a semi-translucent and very light blue color.
- Chalcedony – Chalcedony holds a very light translucent violet-blue color.
- Chrysocolla – Chrysocolla is a dark green and blue stone with multi-colored veins throughout the gemstone.
- Diamond – Some diamonds are known to hold a rich translucent blue color.
- Dumortierite Quartz – Dumortierite Quartz holds a beautiful violet-blue color.
- Fluorite – Flourite is known to show many colors, with blue being the rarest.
- Gem Silica – Gem Silica is known to be a semi-translucent aqua color.
- Hawk’s Eye – Hawk’s Eye holds a blue-grey to blue-green color.
- Hemimorphite – Hemimorphite holds a very light blue stone, and is almost white in color.
- Jadeite – Jadeite holds a very light Violet blue, almost white color.
- Kyanite – Kyranite is both rich and dark colored blue.
- Labradorite – Labradorite is a translucent, very light blue stone. Some people might even consider it to be clear.
- Lapis lazuli – Lapis Lazuli is a medium, rich, blue color.
- Larimar – Larimar is a stone with a cloudy white and blue mixture in color.
- Moonstone – Although moonstone is usually a pure white, it can occasionally have streaks of blue.
- Paraiba Tourmaline – Paraiba Tourmaline is a very rare blue stone which seems to shine in the dark.
- Pietersite – Pietersite is a brown stone with various colored veins.
- Rainbow Moonstone – Rainbow moonstone is an almost clear stone which often reflects many colors of blue.
- Sapphire – Sapphire is the most popular blue gemstone and is the deepest colored blue gemstone available.
- Spinel – Spinel is a translucent violet-blue stone.
- Sodalite – Sodalite is a very dark blue-purple to gray stone.
- Star Sapphire – Star Sapphire is a stone which a naturally formed blue star on-top of it.
- Tanzanite – Tanzanite is a dark translucent gemstone of a violet-blue color.
- Topaz – Topaz is a translucent stone with a very light blue to medium blue hue.
- Tourmaline – Tourmaline is most often black, but there is also a blue form, which is known to be quite rare.
- Turquoise – Turquoise is a light/medium blue with green veins throughout the gemstone.
- Zircon – Zircon is a medium/dark translucent blue gemstone.
This article was last revised on 02/26/2020.